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Reliable Twitter

Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates using the more-reliable Google Ajax API.

ATTENTION: Twitter has announced that it is dropping support for RSS feeds on March 5, 2013. As such, it is not recommended that you use Reliable Twitter as it will not function properly after Twitter removes RSS feed support.

Adds a sidebar widget to display Twitter updates using the more-reliable Google Ajax API.

The Problem: On many blogs, I need to add a little twitter badge to a front-page or sidebar. There are many, many great apps out there to do this including Twitter's own JavaScript badge. The problem is that Twitter's feed is very unreliable and only works about 50% of the time. That's completely unacceptable.

The Solution: After much looking around, I've hit upon a simple method for displaying tweets using Google's Ajax API. Google's reliable servers do all the caching for us and life is good again.

I used the excellent Twitter Widget app by Sean Spalding as a base and the Google Ajax concept by Emmett Connolly.

Requires: 2.8 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.4.2
Last Updated: 2012-9-6
Downloads: 14,073

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